The man who offers an insult writes it in sand, but for the man who receives it, it's chiseled in bronze.
No, Don Camillo; you didn't exactly steal it. Peppone had two cigars in his pocket. Peppone is a Communist. He believes in sharing things. By skillfully relieving him of one cigar, you only took your fair share.
It is right to hate sin, but not to hate the sinner.
When you share your last crust of bread with a beggar, you mustn't behave as if you were throwing a bone to a dog. You must give humbly, and thank him for allowing you to have a part in his hunger.
You can't expect that, after a poor fellow has written a book, he should also understand it.
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